NEET 2021: How to prepare with new exam pattern, expert answers

As per the revised exam pattern of NEET 2021, 200 questions will be asked in NEET-UG 2021 exam, out of which aspirants have to attempt only 180 questions of their choices. Read how to prepare for NEET 2021 with new exam pattern below.

NEET 2021: How to prepare with new exam pattern, expert answers
Sonia Vats | Jul 21, 2021 - 12:24 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: The National Testing Agency (NTA) will conduct the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test, or NEET, on September 12, 2021. Just two months before the exam date, the authorities have announced the revised exam pattern for NEET UG. Candidates who are planning to appear for the medical entrance test must now prepare for the test based on the new exam pattern. Read the full story to know how to prepare for NEET 2021 with a new exam pattern.

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What is the new NEET 2021 exam pattern?

As per the NEET 2021 information brochure, the number of questions in the undergraduate medical exam has increased to 200 which includes the questions from Class 11 and 12 syllabi from physics, chemistry and biology subjects. Out of which aspirants have to attempt only 180 questions of their choices.

NEET 2021: Bifurcation of the number of questions per section

Subjects

Sections

No. of questions

Section-wise Marks

Physics

Section A

35

140

Section B

15

40

Chemistry

Section A

35

140

Section B

15

40

Botany

Section A

35

140

Section B

15

40

Zoology

Section A

35

140

Section B

15

40

Total Marks

720


How to prepare for NEET 2021 with a new exam pattern by expert

"To take advantage of the choice provided, it is important for candidates to generate high speed and accuracy," says Shailendra Maheshwari, Director of Career Point.

Adding to this, he also said that a candidate must read and understand the question as quickly as possible. Check out some of the valuable tips on NEET 2021 preparation by the expert below.

  • As per the expert, students must start from the subject that carries the maximum number of questions, which is biology. They should then move towards, physics and chemistry

  • Secondly, they must complete section A, since it doesn't include any choice and comprises 140 questions which alone carries 560 marks.

  • In section B, students must start attempting the first 10 questions, since it will save a lot of time.

  • Candidates must invest 100 -110 minutes for ‘Section A’ and around 40 minutes for ‘Section B’ as per NEET 2021 experts. The remaining 30 minutes can be invested on the unattempted questions.

  • As far as the NEET 2021 preparation is concerned, aspirants must revise the entire syllabus before the exam.

  • The first phase of NEET revision should end by August 20, 2021, as per the expert. The second phase of the NEET 2021 revision by August 30 and the third phase of revision by the first week of September.

NEET 2021 will be conducted for admission to 83,075 MBBS, 26,949 BDS, 52,720 AYUSH and 525 BVSc and AH, 1899 AIIMS and 249 JIPMER seats. Additionally, from this year forth, the scores of the NEET will also be used for BSc Nursing and BSc Life Sciences admissions.

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